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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and leading Jefferson scholar Peter Onuf...More >>
Thomas Jefferson
One of the emotional insights of the hit musical Hamilton is its portrayal of the passionate...More >>
Monticello marked the 273rd anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony...More >>
Detail from page 1 of Jefferson's Garden Book
Happy Birthday, Garden Book! On March 30, 1766, Jefferson wrote, "Purple hyacinths begin to bloom"...More >>
Figure 1 - Hand warmers taped to the window trim
How do you locate evidence for missing curtain hardware two hundred years after it was removed?...More >>
The Chinese-inspired railings around Monticello’s terraces date to ca. 1940. After almost 80 years...More >>
Entablature from Monticello's Parlor
It's unofficially #ColorOurCollections Week (Feb. 1-5), so we're sharing a few Monticello-related...More >>
Behind the scenes at Monticello, our curators are intrigued by a ceramic inkstand and sandbox that...More >>
No story illustrates Jefferson’s missionary zeal for plant experimentation or his devotion to...More >>

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